Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 2196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The Premium Weissbier at the top of its class. Not only in the context of the Erdinger assortment Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast applies undisputed as the classical authors, as the white beer absolutely. It is brewed with fine yeast after a delivered prescription and naturally strictly after the Bavarian purity requirement. Today still without the traditional bottle fermentation one does not do here: Three to four weeks it lasts, until the Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast matured. For the production only finest raw materials are used. Experience of many years and constant quality controls guarantee beyond that the unmistakable taste. A Weissbier for all, those the unforgettable good taste love.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
As far as introductions to beer styles go, the first time I became officially aware of the existence of wheat beer was during a field trip to Antwerp, specifically visiting an Argentinian steakhouse in the city. Being first year geography students who had been on a coach driving from Bangor in North Wales to Antwerp all day, we were hungry, shy, self conscious and, perhaps unsurprisingly ready for beer. Hoegaarden is personally responsible for a drunken 3am phone call to my dear mum from one of my friends, demanding that I personally come too reception and open the front door. Woops, wrong number... Fast forward two weeks from this incident, and after a week of drinking the white nectar by the firkin, I discover that exists several variants of wheat beer, including a large supply of German examples of hefenweizen in the nearby tesco’s. Erdinger holds pride of place as the first example of German wheat beer I ever tried, and frankly have never looked back since. Pouring a beautiful off cream approaching a slightly golden hue, Erdinger produces a mighty head which shakes hands with the nostrils on first sip, and absolutely sticks around fr the party. Banana bread, slight hint of cloves, and a subtle but wonderful waft of sweet weetabix, Erdinger is not particularly forthcoming in its nasal charms (not exactly surprising given the fifteen foot of mousse floating on top), however the taste buds start atinglin’ once the volatiles finally punch through. In the tasting, again the suggestion of cloves banana bread comes through, backed by a ever so slightly citric acidity and a rich, malty sweetness similar to Horlicks. It is a flavour profile I can only describe as the equivalent to a beer version of a cup of Ovaltine, giving a rich satisfying feeling of well being, while at the same time extremely thirst quenching. Essentially a smile in a pint glass. On the palette, Erdinger has just the right balance between creamy richness and fizzy refreshment to give that fabulous thirst quenching characteristic wheat beers pull off with such ease and grace. One word to the wise however, the slice of orange is not particularly recommended in weizens...the Belgian examples might have adjuncts that work well with the citrus, but the Teutonic example works best alone. Happy sipping!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ischas (122) - - OCT 13, 2015
0,5 l Flasche. Aroma: Metallisch, grasig, vergorene Früchte. Erscheinung: gelb-oranges, trübes Bier, weißer, grobporiger Schaum. Geschmack: Leicht bitter, leicht süßlich, etwas scharf. Nachgemack: Kaum vorhanden, etwas hefig. Gesamt: Enttäuschendes Hefeweizen, man sollte mehr in das Bier als in die Vermarktung investieren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (67) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
500ml bottle. Cloudy orange colour with a good creamy head. Citrusy, fruity aroma. Yeasty taste with fruits and spices. Overall both the aroma and flavour seem to be a little weaker than similar beers. Still, it’s a nice Hefeweizen and I’d drink again, but there are plenty of better ones available.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fmsb (8) - PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
good wheat beer......Misses the traditional banana aroma german wheat beers are carachterized for but still a good hafeweizen

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Aroma bread, cereal, dough, clove, banana, Appearance golden, hazy, cloudy, white foam, Taste light sweetness, Palate medium body, lively, Overall a really light beer that can be drunk all day. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (40) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Metny zoltawy kolor z wysoka biala piana ktora dlugo sie utrzymuje. Intensywny posmak chmielu z delikatna nuta drozdzy. Niemieckie piwo w swietnym wydaniu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Randy4Beer (385) - - OCT 4, 2015
Pale straw colour, with a finger and a half of white head. Steady, moderate carbonation bubbles are visible. It looks gorgeous in the official tower glass. Everything going on is pretty light, from the aromas, to the mouthfeel, to the tastes. There is very mild banana, cloves and black pepper on the nose and tongue. Years ago, this was my favourite wheat beer, but having this first one I’ve had in a long while, I realize I’ve had many over the years that have surpassed it. Still drinkable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chopper925 (315) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy, yellow color, foamy white head. Spicy nose, spices and dominating yeast. Sweet taste, light sour, low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, fresh carbonation. Bready, cereal aftertaste. Too sweet, too sour, and too little banana aromas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
If you’re looking for an authentic German wheat beer flavor, this ain’t it. it totally lacks any traditional banana and clove flavors that German wheat beers are known for. Even the wheat flavor is understated. This is really more like an American style wheat beer with it’s neutral yeast flavor. Probably the worst German beer that I ever experienced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fid600 (30) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 50 cl bottle from Roto dinamic, served in a snifter. Murky amber mit Hefe, with large, thick, long-lasting white head. Aroma is grainy, yeast, very faint banana. Medium body, medium carbonation. Taste is mild, with low, but well balanced sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2508) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2015
16.9oz bottle best by tomorrow or sometime before Halloween 2015 - Nose is grass, bubblegum, and faint banana, uh oh. nope. I’ve been looking for good and new German Hefe-Weizens lately and this is not doing it. Reminds me of a Berliner Weisse with some sweetness. Easy to drink, but the flavors are not what I expect. I get adjunct corn and I know it’s not in the ingredients. Maybe one that is fresher will be better.

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